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Job Decision Made!

November 10th, 2014 at 11:46 pm

By 9 a.m. this morning, I had chosen a fork in the road. At 8:10, I received an email from the recruiter telling me that the accounting firm wanted an answer by close of business today. I then sent an email to the President of the financial planning firm, telling him that I had to make a decision today. He responded by 8:20 with an email including the offer letter, telling me that he'd dropped the hard copy into the mail on his way in to work this morning. The offer is at a salary that is fully 50% higher than the accounting firm offered, with full benefits, and the job starts next Monday. With that salary (at a level that I was thinking it might take me another 4-5 years to attain), the decision was literally "no contest." I called the Principal of the accounting firm to tell him, with regrets, that I was turning down his offer and why, and then the Recruiter, who worked very hard on my behalf to get me the accounting firm offer, so I feel badly that she gets nothing for her efforts on my behalf in the end (I will send her a Harry & David type gift). So, before 9 o'clock this morning, the decision was made and I set off on the new path. Today was mostly reveling in happiness and sending thank-yous; tomorrow I will figure out more clearly what I need to get done before I start work and work on that list.

7 Responses to “Job Decision Made!”

  1. snafu Says:

    Sounds like a wonderful choice.. . wishing you the best experience the workforce offers

  2. Dido Says:


  3. doingitallwrong Says:

    It does sound like an easy choice in the end. Good luck on your new endeavor!

  4. Dido Says:

    Doingitallwrong, Thanks!

  5. MonkeyMama Says:

    That sounds great! Good Luck!

  6. rob62521 Says:

    Best wishes on your new job!

  7. Dido Says:

    Thank you, MonkeyMama and Rob!

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